Definition of Orris in English :

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Orris

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Noun

1. florentine iris, iris florentina, iris germanica florentina, orris

German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome

2. orris, orrisroot

fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines

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Orris

see synonyms of orris
noun
1. 
any of various irises, esp Iris florentina, that have fragrant rhizomes
2. Also called: orrisroot
the rhizome of such a plant, prepared and used as perfume
noun
a kind of lace made of gold or silver, used esp in the 18th century

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Orris

see synonyms of orris
noun
any of several European irises, esp. a white-flowered species (Iris florentina) whose rootstocks yield orrisroot

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Orris

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n.
1. Any of several species of iris having a fragrant rootstock, especially Iris pallida and cultivars of the hybrid species I. ×germanica.
2. The fragrant rootstock of an orris, used chiefly in perfumes. Also called orrisroot.

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